With Preparation For Doffing- Or Donning-type Operation Patents (Class 57/276)
  • Patent number: 7412818
    Abstract: A rotor spinning machine of the type comprising a plurality of working stations and a bobbin supplying device extending along the machine, wherein at least two service units supplying the working stations with bobbins are supplied by the supply device and wherein the rotor spinning machine comprises a control device for controlling the service units. The control device is configured in such a way that it suppresses a subsequent bobbin request from the second service unit in the event of an existing bobbin request from the first service unit positioned downstream in relation to the transporting direction of the supply device, until the initially existing bobbin request has been fulfilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Doerner, Ralf Siewert, Lorenz Kreitzen
  • Patent number: 6418705
    Abstract: To improve the breaking of a roving between a pressing finger bed and a fully wound bobbin preliminary to a bobbin change, the roving is initially wound around the tube above the upper cone and an unwound roving reserve is formed from at least a half turn on the upper winding cone and the body. A false twist is generated to provide a weakened region so that the roving has a first segment extending from the upper edge of the upper winding cone to the lower edge thereof, a second segment extending to the weakened zone and a third segment extending from the weakened zone to the pressing finger bed. The false twist increases the number of twists per unit length in the first segment and decreases the number of twists per unit length in the second and third segments. The pressing finger is moved along the bobbin periphery and the roving is broken at the weak spot by further movement of the pressing finger relative to the bobbin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Machnik
  • Patent number: 6349530
    Abstract: In the case of ring spinning with condensing devices there is a risk that the yarns of the individual cops have a varying degree of hairiness. This can result in faults in the end product, for example a woven fabric. In order to avoid such faults, the ring spinning machine is connected to a monitoring station, in which the yarns are automatically monitored for hairiness; the cops, based on the monitoring results, are then automatically sorted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignees: Hans Stahlecker
    Inventor: Fritz Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 6272833
    Abstract: On a textile machine, arL empty spool (12) is conveyed along a multiplicity of spool stations (1) situated next to one another. In a predetermined position relative to a grasping apparatus (3) the said empty spool (12) is stopped and is picked up by said grasping apparatus (3), and held by its circumferential surface. After its being lifted by the grasping apparatus (3), the spool (12) is retained in an axial alignment. This retention is discontinued, before the spool (12) is released at the spool station (1) where it is required. For the execution of this procedure, a retaining arrangement (8), composed of stopping devices (4 and 5), is provided for the spool (12) which is held by the grasping apparatus (3). The retaining arrangement (8) idles in a location outside of the transport path which the empty spool (12) will occupy when held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnereimaschinenbau AG
    Inventor: Adalbert Stephan
  • Publication number: 20010011451
    Abstract: A full bobbin before removal from a roving machine has a roving broken between the bobbin body and the pressing finger bed of the flyer by initially winding the roving around the tube above the upper cone and then generating a roving reserve from at least half a turn on the upper winding cone and the body. The roving reserve between the fastening turns and the pressing finger bed is then partly unwound to form a weak spot along the roving reserve and the pressing finger bed is then moved a certain amount along the bobbin periphery and the roving is broken at the weak spot by a further movement of the pressing finger bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Publication date: August 9, 2001
    Applicant: ZINSER TEXTILMASCHINEN GmbH
    Inventor: Franz MacHnik
  • Patent number: 6250059
    Abstract: A handling system 1 for filament bobbins 4 or doffs 5 in a spinning mill, which has a spinning area 2 and a storage area 12. The handling system 1 has a transport device 16, a separating device 17 and a transfer station 11. The transport device 6 and the transfer station 11 have multi-column supports 7 for a plurality of doffs 5. The transfer station 11 is arranged between the transport device 6 and the separating device 17 and is located at the edge of or outside the spinning area 2. The separating device 17 is arranged in or at the storage area 12. As a result, the separation of the filament bobbins 4 is performed outside the spinning area 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Certus Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Udo Teich
  • Patent number: 6042045
    Abstract: A single piece thread cutter for a ring spinning spindle has radially and axially extending lugs spaced apart about the periphery of the cup shaped sheet metal cylindrical or conical body. Where the lugs are formed by bending tabs, they may be doubled up to increase the stability and thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Hack, Peter Mann, Alois Gurtler
  • Patent number: 5937629
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for supplying empty tubes to winding devices of a textile machine comprising a plurality of operating units arranged next to each other in at least one line and equipped each with a winding device as a part of the operating unit, with a tube container provided at one end of the machine and coupled with a tube conveyer arranged along the line of the operating unites of the textile machine along which is also provided an attending unit adapted to travel along the line of the operating units and containing a handling device for moving a tube from the tube conveyer to a winding device. Prior to the attempt at rewinding, the handling device of the attending device lays into the winding device an empty winding tube. In case of an unsuccessful attempt at rewinding (at restoring the winding), the winding tube 22 is taken out of the winding device 1 by the attending device 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Rieter Elitex A.S. Usti Nad Orlici
    Inventors: Zdenek Spindler, Zbynek Vencl, Vojtech Novotny
  • Patent number: 5546740
    Abstract: In a ring-spinning machine having a frame and a spindle bank holding a row of bobbins, a bobbin-changing apparatus has a gripper beam engageable with the bobbins of the spindle banks and movable between an upper and a lower position and a scissor linkage pivoted on the frame and on the gripper beam extendable for raising the beam and collapsible for lowering the beam. The linkage has a pair of arms both of which have lower ends, one of which is long and has an upper end pivoted on the beam and the other of which is short and has an upper end pivoted on the long arm below the beam. One of the lower ends is pivoted on and fixed against longitudinal movement on an abutment. A guide is longitudinally displaceable on the frame and the other lower end is pivoted on it. A spring-biasing unit exerts torque on one of the ends of one of the arms for upwardly biasing the beam at least in the lower position of the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Dinkelmann, Dieter Vetter, Manfred Samp
  • Patent number: 5524428
    Abstract: To secure the end of the roving (5) to packages (9) before their doffing from a roving frame, it is proposed to initially raise the package support carriage (2) into a position such that the lower end (4a) of the tubes (4) is at the level of the compressor (16) of the flyers (6), then rotate the packages (9) and flyers (6) through a few revolutions in order to wind and secure the roving (5) onto the lower end portion (4a) of the tubes (4), after which the carriage (2) is lowered to break the roving (5) in the section between the lower end (4a) of the tubes (4) and the flyers (6). Preferably, before lowering the packages (9), a reserve of roving (5) is created by slowly rotating the flyers (6) and packages (9) through a few revolutions, to simultaneously twist the roving (5) and strengthen it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Fratelli Marzoli & C. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Locatelli, Angelo Borgogni
  • Patent number: 5295347
    Abstract: For the strengthening of an end portion of a yarn which extends on a spinning station of a spinning machine between a stopped spool package and a suction withdrawal device assigned to the spinning station, the yarn which projects into the withdrawal device is gripped, is lengthened by the winding-off of the yarn wound onto the spool package, and is then strengthened in an essentially stationary position by means of a twisting entered in the area of the yarn end. In the case of an arrangement provided for this purpose, particularly mechanically operating twisting devices are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Hans Stahlecker
    Inventor: Fritz Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 5284010
    Abstract: A method for the doffing of a yarn winding machine which is composed of several side-by-side winding stations, and wherein identical packages having the same build and yarn length are produced on the several stations. The doffing procedure includes the simultaneous cutting of the yarns of all of the stations at the end of the winding cycle, the replacing of the full packages with empty bobbins, the threadup of the empty bobbins, and the simultaneous commencement of the yarn traverse at all of the stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Barmag AG
    Inventor: Peter Dammann
  • Patent number: 5279105
    Abstract: A chip collecting system for a bobbin replacing apparatus wherein roving chips and fleece are temporarily accommodated in a chip collecting chamber of the bobbin replacing apparatus through a suction pipe. Upon arrival of the bobbin replacing apparatus to a position that opposes a chip removing system, a communicating member is connected to the chip removing system to communicate the chamber to the outside, whereupon the roving chips in the chamber are removed by the chip removing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Isao Asai, Toshinori Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 5272865
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for carrying out a roving bobbin exchange operation when applied to a conventional ring spinning frame. The roving bobbin exchange operation is simultaneously carried out on a plurality of successive pairs of a front bobbin hanger and a back bobbin hanger of the creel portion of the spinning frame by intermittently displacing the operation unit along the spinning frame and by utilizing a plurality of pairs of a first sub-peg unit having a front peg and a back peg, and a second sub-peg unit having a front peg and a back peg unit, whereby a roving bobbin mounted on the front peg of the first sub-peg unit can be transferred to the back peg of the second sub-peg unit, and vice versa, during the exchange operation, and thus the unit roving bobbin exchange operation can be carried out in a very limited space defined by twice a pitch between two adjacent pairs of a front bobbin hanger and a back bobbin hanger facing the first bobbin hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Howa Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Kazuo Yamada, Hiroshi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 5259179
    Abstract: When a full bobbin signal from a counter CCM counting the number of rotations of the front roller (3) is output, the control element (28) outputs a signal directed to the control motor (M2) of a unit (29) for reciprocating a bobbin rail (10). As a result, the rotation of the control motor (M2) is combined with the rotation of a differential gear (14 ) connected to the main motor (M1), so that a reciprocating movement of the bobbin rail (10) after the full bobbin state is obtained which is faster than that obtained during a usual taking up operation of the roving, which causes the roving to be wound on the bobbin in a much coarser state than usual. A limit switch (LSP) detects a predetermined desired position of the bobbin rail (10), and the control element (28) outputs a signal directed to the unit (29), whereby the main motor (M1) and the control motor (M2) are stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Howa Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeki Sekiya, Takashi Kogiso, Yoshio Kurachi
  • Patent number: 5239814
    Abstract: In a ring spinning frame provided with two parallel alignments of bobbin hangers, a plurality of roving guides is arranged in an alignment at an intermediate position between the two alignments of bobbin hangers, wherein a first group of roving guides is formed by roving guides alternately positioned in the roving guide arrangement and a second group of roving guides is formed by the remained roving guides thereof, an improved creel mechanism for relatively displacing the first group of roving guides and the second group of roving guides whereby a first intervening space between two adjacent roving guides and a second intervening space between two adjacent roving guides are alternately formed along the alignment of the roving guides, wherein the first intervening space ensures a free passage of a full packaged roving bobbin but the second intervening space does not permit a free passage of the full packaged roving bobbin, the above-mentioned formation of two intervening spaces being created alternately, at ea
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Assignee: Howa Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Yamada, Kenji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 5207051
    Abstract: A bobbin transfer apparatus simultaneously transfers consecutive individual adapters having at least one fully wound bobbin of yarn thereon and consecutive individual adapters having at least one substantially empty bobbin of yarn thereon between a yarn bobbin winding machine adjacent the transfer apparatus and a bobbin suspension transporting mechanism positioned over the transfer apparatus for consecutively moving full bobbins from the transfer apparatus to a yarn processing machine and returning substantially empty bobbins therefrom to the transfer apparatus. The transfer apparatus includes a conveying device for consecutively conveying the individual adapters in a generally vertical position through a closed path of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Assignee: Palitex Project Company GmbH
    Inventors: Siegfried Inger, Wolfgang Leupers
  • Patent number: 5185993
    Abstract: A ring spinning machine comprises at least one group of spinning stations or points (11) arranged adjacent each other at equal intervals, a bobbin change device (14) for simultaneous replacement of full bobbins (15 ) spooled with yarn by empty bobbins (16) at each spinning point (11) and an endless conveyor (17) which extends along the spinning points (11) and is led from one end of the spinning point group (12) to the other back on itself and on which at the interval of the spinning points (11) upright bobbin pegs (13) are arranged in such a manner that in a bobbin change position of the endless conveyor (17) each spinning point (11) is exactly aligned with a bobbin peg (13) associated individually therewith. Each bobbin peg (13) is arranged on its own peg support tray (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Rieter Machine Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isidor Fritschi, Urs Keller, Markus Erni, Urs Meyer, Jurg Wernli
  • Patent number: 5170616
    Abstract: A textile machine has a bank of spindles each provided with a flyer having a presser finger and a fork having a plurality of elongated teeth thereon for simultaneously removing full bobbins from the spindles and for supplying empty bobbins to the spindles. A safety device is provided for moving the presser fingers out of the paths of the empty bobbins as the empty bobbins are inserted into the flyers, comprising deformable elements extending longitudinally of the teeth of the fork. The presser fingers have members thereon so positioned as to be engaged by the deformable elements and to swing the presser fingers out of the paths of the empty bobbins when the empty bobbins are inserted into the flyers by movement of the fork in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: N. Schlumberger et Cie, S.A.
    Inventor: Henri Genevray
  • Patent number: 5168697
    Abstract: An apparatus for changing yarn carriers in a textile machine, particularly a ring spinning machine, funnel spinning machine or ring twisting machine, includes a revolver having an axis, a pair of spindles being disposed on the revolver symmetrically to the revolver axis and having axes, and the spindles of the pair being rotatable in mutual alternation between a spinning position and an unwinding or disposal position. According to one embodiment, the axes of the spindles of the pair are inclined relative to the revolver axis by an acute angle and diverge in a direction toward the free ends of the spindles. According to another embodiment, at least two pairs of spindles are disposed on the revolver for serving at least two adjacent spinning or twisting stations of the textile machine, and each two adjacent spindle axes are mutually parallel at a given spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst AG & Co.
    Inventors: Karl-Josef Brockmanns, Heinz Kamp, Robert Hartel
  • Patent number: 5138827
    Abstract: A traveling service unit for groupwise exchange of bobbins supported on a creel above the service unit for bobbins supported on the bank of a textile fly frame. The traveling service unit includes a gripper assembly having gripper components for releasably individually gripping bobbins and supported relative to one another in two parallel gripper rows and a peg support assembly having a pair of movable portions, each portion having two parallel rows of pegs for supporting bobbins thereon. The traveling service unit further includes a device for selectively adjusting the spacing of the gripper components within each gripper row relative to one another and a device for selectively adjusting the spacing between the parallel rows of each portion of the peg support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Heinz Muller
  • Patent number: 5136833
    Abstract: For an automated removal of a package and transport adapter with a hollow core, on which at least one empty winding tube or a winding tube holding a residual length of yarn is inserted, from a yarn processing station, in particular from the protective pot of a two-for-one twisting spindle, the present invention provides for an operating method and an apparatus, so as to obtain for a troublefree further transportation of the package and transport adapter a yarn length of a defined length from the yarn end extending to a not-fully unwound winding tube, which yarn length is inserted into the hollow shaft of the package or transport adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: Palitex Project Company GmbH
    Inventor: Siegfried Inger
  • Patent number: 5131219
    Abstract: A spinning machine for ring, hopper or cap spinning with a revolver, yarn carriers retained in pairs on the revolver, and a ring traveler, hopper or cap system with a spinning ring, hopper or cap for the yarn carriers. One yarn carrier of a pair of yarn carriers having a finished cop in a spinning position is released from a ring traveler, hopper or cap system after the end of a spinning cycle. The finished cop is rotated through 180.degree. about the axis of the revolver for moving the one yarn carrier of the pair of yarn carriers to a doffing position while moving the other yarn carrier of the pair of yarn carriers to the spinning position and spinning yarn onto the other yarn carrier. The ring traveler, hopper or cap system is mounted on the other yarn carrier once the spinning position is reached. Yarn travel from the one yarn carrier in the doffing position to the spinning ring, hopper or cap is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst AG & Co.
    Inventors: Karl-Josef Brockmanns, Heinz-Georg Wassenhoven
  • Patent number: 5125224
    Abstract: A transferring apparatus for a textile spinning machine for transferring empty tubes and full yarn packages between the spindles on which yarn packages are built and an endless belt for supplying the tubes and discharging full yarn packages. The transferring apparatus includes a tube gripping assembly, a device for vertically moving the tube gripping assembly, a device for laterally moving the tube gripping assembly, and a device for controlling the apparatus to position the tube gripping assembly in a predetermined position relative to the textile spinning machine. The controlling device measures the movement of an operating component, compares the measured value with a predetermined value, and stops the movement of the transferring apparatus in response to an indication that the measured value and the predetermined value are equal. The movement of the operating component corresponds to the vertical and/or lateral movement of the tube gripping assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Klaus
  • Patent number: 5117621
    Abstract: A spinning apparatus winds a strand onto a yarn package by relatively rotating a flyer and the yarn package about an upright axis so as to wind the strand in a succession of turns around the package by a flyer finger movable axially relative to the package. Each successive layer of turns is shorter than the preceding one so that the finished package has an axially upwardly tapered upper end. After substantially completely forming the package the rotation is generally stopped to leave the flyer in a position with the finger below the upper end of the last layer of turns formed on the package. Then the package and finger are relatively axially moved until the finger is generally at the upper end of the first layer of turns formed on the package. The flyer and package are then relatively rotated forward, that is in the same direction as when the package was being formed, through at least one half revolution about the axis so as to form a loop of the strand around the upper package end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Gustay Feichtinger, Hans-Peter Weeger
  • Patent number: 5107668
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for the doffing of a yarn winding machine which is composed of several side-by-side winding stations, and wherein identical packages having the same build and yarn length are produced on the several stations. The doffing procedure includes the simultaneous cutting of the yarns of all of the stations at the end of the winding cycle, the replacing of the full packages with empty bobbins, the threadup of the empty bobbins, and the simultaneous commencement of the yarn traverse at all of the stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Barmag AG
    Inventor: Peter Dammann
  • Patent number: 5095690
    Abstract: In the donning and doffing operation of a spinning machine, a tube (20) is pushed onto a packaged tube (14), whereby the thread (7) remains unbroken. The package (14) and the tube (20) are rotated together, until a few turns of the thread (7) are wound on to the tube (20). The tube (20) is subsequently held and the packaged tube containing the package (14) is removed. Subsequently, the empty spindle (15) is guided into the tube (20) for subsequent spinning operations without the necessity for removing overwindings which normally occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Rainer Busch, Ludek Malina, Andre Lattion
  • Patent number: 5022223
    Abstract: The doffing time of a flyer can be considerably shortened when a carrier carrying empty bobbins is brought in a single sequence of movements, without interim or intermediate storing, from a substantially vertical transport-starting position into a predetermined inclined position and thus into alignment with an inclined bobbin rail. The full bobbins are accordingly conveyed in analogous manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventor: Jose Mena
  • Patent number: 4998406
    Abstract: A can transport carriage for supplying an automatic spinning machine with full cans of sliver includes a rotating turntable having multiple can parking positions at equal radial spacings from the turntable axis and a can manipulating arrangement movable between a can transfer position immediately above one of the parking positions and a can delivery position at the spinning machine for moving a full sliver can from the one parking position to the spinning machine. An indexing drive rotatably indexes the turntable by one parking position for individually positioning each parking position in sequence at the can transfer position of the manipulating arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst & Co.
    Inventor: Hans Raasch
  • Patent number: 4984422
    Abstract: A textile machine includes a plurality of tube support devices transported by a transport device to a tube transfer position for transfer of tubes between the tube support devices and a tube handling device. The tube support devices each include an upright member for individually supporting a tube in a substantially upright disposition, the upright member having a recess and an indicator device disposed within the recess. The indicator device cooperates with the transport device to indicate the presence of the upright member at an indicating position located at a predetermined location with respect to the tube transfer position. Accordingly, the transport device determines the presence of an upright member and responds accordingly to reliably position the upright member at the tube transfer position for transfer of the tube between the upright member and the tube handling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Stadele, Martin Maeser
  • Patent number: 4979360
    Abstract: A transport and handling system for multi-position textile machines, in particular twisting machines, comprising a first track system, the path of which extends along the longitudinal sides of the machines, and which accommodates at least one automated handling device to perform servicing operations, and further comprising a second track systems, the path of which extends likewise along the longitudinal sides of the machines, and along which transport devices travel, which are adapted to be combined to trains and to receive working materials and/or working means. The paths of the two track systems extend parallel to each other over at least a portion such that the automated handling device is adapted to both engage with the transport devices and move past same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Assignee: Palitex Project Company GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Kallmann, Heinz Fink
  • Patent number: 4978081
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for disposing the yarn end of a package in a further handling disposition such as, for example, in the tube of the package, is provided. A preliminarily repositioning device receives packages from a ring spinning machine or the like, some of the packaging having their yarn ends in a preferred preliminary disposition and other of the packages having their yarn ends in a disposition displaced from the preferred preliminary disposition. The preliminarily repositioning device repositions the yarn ends of packages having displaced yarn ends from a displaced disposition to the preferred preliminary disposition. Thereafter, a relocating device relocates the yarn end of each package having its yarn end in the preferred preliminary disposition from that disposition to the further handling disposition. An advancing device advances packages between the preliminarily repositioning device and the relocating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst & Co.
    Inventor: Wilhelm Kupper
  • Patent number: 4972669
    Abstract: An automatic sliver can replacement apparatus is combined with an automatic spinning machine for replacing empty sliver cans with full sliver cans. Sliver supporting carriages are guided to travel along the spinning machine with full sliver cans being supported at alternating can locations on the carriages and intermediate can supporting locations being unoccupied for supporting empty sliver cans. Another carriage movable along the spinning machine supports a can manipulating mechanism equipped with sensors to recognize and distinguish empty and full cans on the transport carriages, the manipulating mechanism being operable in association with the sensors to transfer empty cans from the spinning positions to the empty can locations on the carriages and to transfer full sliver cans from the carriages to the spinning positions of the spinning machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst & Co.
    Inventor: Hans Raasch
  • Patent number: 4970856
    Abstract: A bobbin transport system for spinning frames for supplying bobbins from bobbin reservoirs to spinning frames in a spinning mill. The spinning frames are divided into dedicated machine groups and a common machine group or groups. Bobbins are supplied to the dedicated machine groups by way of a main transport path and/or a sub transport path, and a communicating transport path for transferring bobbins from the sub transport path to the main transport path is provided for each of the spinning frames of the common machine group or groups. The bobbin transport system for spinning frames makes it possible to change the allotment of numbers of spinning frames for different types of yarns to be set for the common machine group or groups and to distribute different types of bobbins accurately to predetermined spinning frames thereby to enable production of several articles by small quantities without deteriorating the availability factor of the entire spinning frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Murao & Company
    Inventors: Kaoru Taniguchi, Motomi Ohta
  • Patent number: 4956969
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supplying sliver to the spinning stations of a spinning machine to wind a batch of a predetermined number of packages includes a sliver can transfer device, a sliver can conveying device, a sliver can filling device and a computer for controlling the operation of the various sliver can handling devices. Each spinning station is initially provided with a sliver can having a differing amount of sliver therein than the other sliver cans as the winding of the packages of the batch is commenced. The spinning stations are then continuously individually provided with fresh cans of sliver having a uniform amount of sliver therein during the normal running of the batch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst & Co.
    Inventor: Hans Raasch
  • Patent number: 4953368
    Abstract: Installed on a conveyor line which connects a spinning machine and a winding machine together, a heat treatment apparatus for bobbins of yarn which accepts a batch of upright bobbins arranged in rows and which performs steam heat treatments on the bobbins contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Assignee: Nikku Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Kawasaki, Osamu Kawakami
  • Patent number: 4939895
    Abstract: An open end spinning machine and an associated traveling sliver can replacement carriage are provided with cooperating components for automatically replacing empty sliver cans at the spinning positions of the machine with full sliver cans and threading up the sliver for spinning resumption. An openable and closable sliver guide is provided at each spinning position in association with a sliver monitor which recognizes the presence and absence of sliver in the guide. A signal transmitter at each spinning position produces a can replacement signal when the monitor recognizes the absence of sliver in the guide. A program controller is associated with a signal receiver on the carriage to actuate exchange of the empty sliver can at the signaling spinning position with a full sliver can from the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst & Co.
    Inventors: Hans Raasch, Paul Straaten
  • Patent number: 4934132
    Abstract: The apparatus comprises an endless upward and downward displaceable conveyor belt mounted on a horizontal frame and supporting a plurality of evenly spaced gripping devices, the apparatus further including a bobbin bearing carriage which can be longitudinally displaced so as to be alternatively arranged near the flyer bearing frame and near the conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Inventor: Pietro B. Marzoli
  • Patent number: 4901516
    Abstract: The spinning device comprises a vertically displaceable spindle bearing plate (2) carrying a rotatable spindle (1), and a cap-shaped thread guide member (6) rotatable about the spindle axis. The bobbin changer has a supporting element (11) and a bobbin holder element (10) which are movable transversely to the spindle axis. An extension (9) is releasably mounted on the top end of the spindle (1) and/or of a bobbin tube (8) placed on the spindle. Once the bobbin tube (8) has been fully wound with yarn, a short yarn section is wound onto this extension (9), and then the spinning device is shut off. The spindle bearing plate (2) is lowered, and the supporting element (11) is moved toward the spindle axis in order to seize the extension (9). The spindle bearing plate (2) is lowered further, and the bobbin holder element (10) is moved toward the spindle axis, seizes the fully wound bobbin tube (8), and transfers the latter to a conveying means (14, 15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Inventor: Louis Vignon
  • Patent number: 4897991
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically removing and collecting in an orderly fashion fully-spun cops from a plurality of textile ring spinning machines wherein each ring spinning machine has a longitudinal conveyor for transporting doffed cops to one machine end and a movable cart is provided for transverse travel between the corresponding machine ends for collection of doffed cops from the machine conveyors. The cart carries a plurality of cop magazines and an associated means for automatically depositing cops into a magazine in a cop receiving position. Means are provided for automatically receiving and delivering doffed cops from the machine conveyors to the cop depositing means and means are further provided for automatically positioning the magazines one-by-one in proper cop receiving position with respect to the cop depositing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignees: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH, Innovatex Unternehemensberatung GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Rohner, deceased, Manfred Langen, Gregor Gebald
  • Patent number: 4893483
    Abstract: In a heat treatment apparatus for bobbins of yarn having a plurality of heat treatment baths arranged between a spinning machine and a winding machine, the bobbins from the spinning machine are carried into the heat treatment baths by a conveyor line with pegs, the heat treatment is performed in the baths with the bobbins mounted on the pegs, and the heat-treated bobbins are automatically delivered from the baths onto another conveyor line with pegs installed on the winding machine side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: Nikku Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Kawasaki, Osamu Kawakami
  • Patent number: 4890452
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a drive of each one of spinning frames forming a group, to which a conventional roving bobbin exchange operation for exchanging almost exhausted roving bobbins of the spinning frame with full packaged roving bobbins of a bobbin carrier on a supply rail arranged at a position close to and above the corresponding spinning frame by a known automatic apparatus mounted on a carrier which is capable of displacing along a track arranged on a floor of a spinning factory along an alignment of out-end frames of said spinning frames, is applied, wherein during the spinning operation, a residual roving quantity of the roving bobbins of each spinning frame is measured, while detecting a quantity of yarn wound on cops in each spinning frame, and when the above-mentioned measurement of a residual quantity of roving bobbins reaches a predetermined value, a first signal indicating this condition is issued, while the quantity of yarn wound on the cops is measured to detect a suitable condition to s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: Howa Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Nishikawa, Sadao Ukai, Kanehiro Ito
  • Patent number: 4888946
    Abstract: The apparatus comprises a first conveyor belt extending along the perimetrical sides of a removing frame with which a second conveyor belt, a removing carriage and an operating board cooperate, the second conveyor belt being mounted on a horizontal upwardly and downwardly displaceable frame and being able to supply empty tubes to the operating board and the formed bobbins taken up from the board to the first conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Inventor: Pietro B. Marzioli
  • Patent number: 4875572
    Abstract: A tray transfer device in which a tray carrying a bobbin is fed along a tray feeding path. The tray transfer device comprises a sliding member which slides along the tray feeding path reciprocally and engaging members which are located on the sliding member by a pitch equal to the predetermined pitch such that the trays may be pitch fed at a time by the engaging members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaharu Kiriake
  • Patent number: 4856270
    Abstract: An automated thread processing system is characterized by reducing thread package handling and labor requirements. The system includes a textile thread processing machine station having a plurality of spindle assemblies for processing thread and forming wound packages of thread. At least one additional station is also provided. A thread package transporting mechanism includes a stationary continuous rail passing through the thread processing machine station and to and through the additional station and back to the thread processing machine station. Thread package carrying devices are movably mounted on the rail and positioned for receiving the wound packages of thread doffed from the spindle assemblies of the thread processing machine station and then carrying the thread packages from the thread processing machine station to the additional station and releasing the thread packages at the additional station and then returning to the thread processing machine station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Palitex Project Company GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Langen, Heinz Fink
  • Patent number: 4846618
    Abstract: A yarn-conveying system in the route consisting of a fine spinning process, a rewinding process. A first closed loop is provided between a fine spinning machine and a winder for conveying cops or empty bobbins and a second closed loop is formed between the winder and a weaving machine for conveying packages and empty paper spools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Isamu Matsui
  • Patent number: 4843811
    Abstract: A bobbin transporting system includes a spinning bobbin transporting path and an empty bobbin transporting path both provided between a spinning frame and a winder, and a spinning bobbin reservoir path is formed intermittently of the spinning bobbin transporting path between the spinning frame and winder for temporarily reserving thereon all of spinning bobbins on a transport band which have been doffed by the spinning frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshio Yamamoto, Syuichi Kikuchi, Kazuo Nakanishi, Yoshihiko Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 4843808
    Abstract: Bobbins spun in a ring spinning machine are conveyed sequentially to a measuring, counting and sorting device located between the ring spinning machine and an automatic winder that winds yarn from the bobbins. The measuring, counting and sorting device senses the presence of a bobbin, counts the bobbins being sensed, senses yarn and bobbin characteristics and compares the characteristics with predetermined standards. The device separates bobbins whose characteristics differ from the standard. Data regarding the operation of the spinning machine and operation of the winding machine are combined with the data obtained by the measuring, counting and sorting device and statistically evaluated for display or for controlling the production of the spinning machine and winding machine or for controlling conveyance of the packages from the winding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst & Co.
    Inventors: Joachim Ruge, Edmund Wey, Gregor Gabald
  • Patent number: 4841719
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting roving bobbins (Y) along a transportation rail (5) arranged between a spinning process (3) and a roving process (1), comprising bobbin carriages (11), each having a plurality of bobbin hangers (13) for suspendingly holding roving bobbins (Y) and movably supported by the transportation rail (5); a driving device (18) for intermittently displacing the bobbin carriage (11); and a roving stripper (35) arranged midway of the transportation rail (5) for clearing off a residual roving on the roving bobbin (Y) during the transportation of the carriage (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Assignee: Howa Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Shunji Ito
  • Patent number: 4841720
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for exchanging exhausted roving bobbins for full packaged roving bobbins applied to a conventional ring spinning frame provided with at least one roving supply rail arranged at a position in front of the spinning frame, at each side thereof, wherein a unit operation for exchanging exhausted roving bobbins suspended by front and back bobbin hangers, facing each other on a creel, for full packaged roving bobbins previously carried to the predetermined supply positions thereof on this supply rail, is carried out stepwisely from one side to the other side of the spinning frame along the creel, with regard to each pair of front and back bobbin hangers on the creel to which such a unit operation is to be applied, by utilizing only two pegs for temporarily supporting roving bobbins capable of changing the axial distance thereof between an axial distance (b) between the front and back bobbin hangers, facing each other on the creel, and an axial distance (a) between two adjacent bobbin hangers o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Assignee: Howa Machinery Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Kawasaki, Tatutake Horibe, Kenji Sasaki, Kazuo Yamada